"It's playoff time, and as many minutes as you get, you're going to feel better," Timonen said after Tuesday's practice in Buffalo.
The Flyers lead the best-of-seven series, two games to one, with Game 4 in Buffalo on Wednesday night.
Timonen, who had 24 minutes, 1 second of action in Game 3, and defensive partner Coburn, who played for 23:15, were dominant in the Flyers' 4-2 win Monday. Each was plus-3, and they were on the ice for a bulk of the Flyers' key five-on-three penalty kill in the third period, the game's most pivotal sequence.
"I've always been really open to the challenge of playing more minutes," said Coburn, who had four blocked shots on Monday. "You kind of get into a groove when you play more minutes. You get into a flow because you're going out there every other shift and getting lots of minutes. Sometimes when you get breaks between shifts, you get a little cooler, and it's a little harder to stay in the game that way. When you're playing a lot, your adrenaline's flowing all the time."
Meszaros, who played a game-high 24:42 on Monday, and Carle agreed.
"It's helping me, definitely," Meszaros said of the added minutes. "The more you're on the ice, the more chances you have to do something. We don't want to have a guy like Prongs out of the lineup. But I'm just trying to play as hard as I can and as long as I can so coaches can put me in in any situation. It's been working so far pretty good."
"When I first came into the league, I was a five or six guy," said Carle, meaning he was on the last defensive pairing. "And when you're playing 12, 15 minutes, you're sitting on the bench a long time and your legs stiffen up a bit."
Playing more minutes "makes it easier to get your heart rate up and keep it there. And you certainly feel the game and get into the flow a lot easier."
The Flyers know they can put a stranglehold on the series with a win Wednesday. They also know Buffalo will be playing with a lot of desperation.
"They're down in the series now, and we know how we played the next game when we were down in the series, so we expect them to play even harder than [Monday]," Meszaros said. "We just have to focus and get ready."
"We have to be better than we were in the first three," Coburn said. "We want to keep building."
Carle pointed to the Flyers' ability to put teams away in last season's run to the Stanley Cup Finals.
"I think that was one of the keys to last year," he said. "When we had teams down, we didn't let them back up. When you have a team on the ropes, you kind of want to finish them off. There's still a long way to go, but [Wednesday] would be a huge step in that direction."
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